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trace gallagher is here with quitting feels so big. so, try making it smaller. more. trace. >> the jury to liberated for and you'll be surprised at five hours today before calling it a day. how easily starting small... they are considering three separate charges, but the big ...can lead to something big. start stopping with nicorette one is extortion, which could send stormy daniels'hi former 7:00. good night, everybody attorney to prison for decades. he's accused of demanded that ♪ mikey pay him $25 million in exchange for him not going public with allegations that nike was bribing high school >> tucker: good evening and welcome to "tucker carlson athletes. tonight." so here's the actual headline, during closing arguments, the one that should be running prosecutors played audio recordings of his former dull but isn't. bernie sanders is now officially much alike or formally are threatening to blow the whistle the front runner of the democratic nomination. on nike. prosecutors told the jury "that's what extortion sounds sanders won the new hampshire primary lastnd night. like." defense attorneys insist there he received the most votes, he was no extortion and that the will get the most delegates. audiotapes were simply the the democratic contest now turns rantings of an aggressive to the state of nevada. lawyer. win or lose, after this trial, sanders is likely to win there too, so at this point and this,ng markets agree on stormy's former lawyer goes back to court on charges that he try sanders is the odds-on favorite to face donald trump in to cheat chart don't like storming herself out of the november. so pause for a moment and think deal.ds of her book about what that means. that trial, set to begin apri it's kind of an amazing story, really. april 21st. he's also fading federal charges for decades, bernie sanders was dismissed out of hand as a for stealing money from his crank, and ideological intake, other clients to maintain his
beach houses, private planes and luxury vacations. where with excessive air here and soviets entities, all of for now he's staying at the not which essentially was true. soan correction center. nobody in washington took bernie sanders seriously, not for a moment. he wasn't even technically a >> tucker: trace gallagher, thanks for the t update. democrat, he was a proud independent who despised the democraticic party. more justice news tonight, from and now, all of a sudden, the the story of jussie smollett, oddsmakers are telling us that which is not over. a year ago, your member, the bernie sanders is likely to u te chicago state's attorney fox, a over the democratic party, the whole thing. friend of the obama's, not surprisingly, in its quickly and amazing. so no matter what you think of him, bernie sanders' rise is one clearly wrongly dropped all charges against him for of the most for markable development american politics in committing a fake hate crime. decades and yet the political now a special prosecutor has brought new charges. press is essentially not nancy grace host crime stories covering it. many have decided it's just not with nancy grace were here on fox nation. happening. they've been told by their we are happy to have her masters at the dnc to stopp tonight. thanks so much for coming on. sanders and for weeks they a lot of us never thought that worked their best to affect th jussie smollett would be back in that. a couple weeks ago they collude court. how did thispy happen? with elizabeth warren to call sanders a sexist. >> well, this is whatet happene. if that failed. so now they're losing candidates when kim fox, the then-states are actually the winners. attorney there in chicago suddenly mysteriously and msnbc last night read this. abruptly dropped charges against "buttigieg, amy klobuchar and jussie smollett after speaking sanders leading an answer. in other words, perfectly to his family and also people
inverting reality in the state of the race. within michelle obama's staff, chris matthews came on screen to explain that actually, bernie sanders didn't win. she suddenly dropped charges. i mean, yeah, he got the most even when asked why she cannot votes but that doesn't matter, articulate why. what is this, some kind of welcome everybody went berserk., democracy? >> win is a win as you say "the new york times," the new york football times, yes. but it wasn't a factor of a guy head. that got 60% last time. then, an independent investigator was named to and buttigieg and amy klobuchar together trounced burning foresee, to oversee what was tonight. >> tucker: are you following that? if you take to go totally happening. at about 11 months later, and interestingly, tucker, after a different candidates and you meld themnd into a single perso, sanders would in fact be in sweeping search warrant, two of second place. take that, bernie bros! them demanding that google but even if you use chris handover emails, text, voice matthews math, you couldn't hide the biggest loser last night. dictation, cloud, everything of and that of course was media pointed front runner joe biden. the small wet and his manager, during a rare moment of lucidity about one month later, this new last fall, biden in a complete indictment comes down. sentence promised he was going to win new hampshire. six counts, each one a felony. instead last night he finished fifth. his vote total at the end was it's all disorderly conduct. fcloser to zero then it was tot sohe's looking at 1-301 plus a fine. bernie sanders got buried in fact, biden failed so completely interesting, one other thing, another thing we did in this in new hampshire that he didn't indictment that i really admire,
even bother t to speak to his supporters in the state, many of they paused his statement, them have campaigned on his starting with a police officer. behalf for a year. instead, he blew them off completely and fled to south carolina where he he tells him the story, then he tells the detective, kimberly delivered a bizarre rambling murray, the story. speech declaring that new hampshire voters don't matter anyway, who cares about then he tells detective robert them? graves a h story. they are the wrong skin color. each one of those separate >> up until now, haven't heard from the most committed counts. constituents in democrat party, >> tucker: so it sounds like this is not complicated, it's the african-americanan communit. what we thought he was guilty of i want you all to think of a the first time. >> it's not complicated at all. number. >> tucker: right, so this does 99.9%. that's the percentage of make us wonder even more if african-american voters who have there was corruption involved in not yet hads a chance to vote in america. one more number. the charges being dropped by the states attorney. >> yes, i think there's going to be another ongoing investigation 99.8. that's the percent of latino voters who haven't had the regardingg kim fox dropping the chance to vote. so when you are all these charges. pundits and experts on cable-tv and why, but you know what really disturbs me, i have talkers talk about the race, tell them it ain't over, man, worked on hate crimes, back when we're just getting started. we didn't even have the phraseology hate crimes. our votes count too. and i had a particular case that went all the way to the georgia
>> tucker: our votes count. you heard that right. supreme court where youngrg biden has planned to resuscitate his campaign, make it about ra african-american male were raped race. and they were shot in the head thatat is a tactic the democrats and they were stabbed and they abused for over 100 years. were found lying around atlanta there's nothing uglier than that, though unfortunately it sometimes effective. with their pants pulled down. that's a hateow crime. listen to this, it's his new ad, that is a hate crime. he plays the role of civil and now with other hate crime rights march her, fresh out of victims go in front of the jury, gospel choir. listen. >> we don't feel tired. they're going to go back, the jury and go you think they are pulling a smollett? we've come too far from where we started. nobody told me the road would be easy, and i don't believe he is this all b.s.? that's what he's done. and another thing. brought me this far to stop now. what about the cops? you don't like what's going on what about the detectives in this country, you only have working nearly 2,000 man hours one thing to do, work. and overtime? together, we can and will win. and now they drop the charges? are you kidding me? what a slap in the face. let's take back this country n >> tucker: do you think, having been around the justice now! system for a long t time, jussie >> tucker: it's so if you're biden's age under literally this smollett had just been a ordinary person and not an actor who had connections to the close, probably weeks away to retiring to del boca vista, why obama's that he would have gotten away with this the first degrade yourself like that? time? >> oh, no. the charges would have been that was pandering so blatant brought.u that you've got to wonder if the police chief, you had the police union, detectives, 2,000 biden got it from
hillary clinton. >> i don't feel no ways tired. overtime hours. thousands and thousands of dollars spent on this and it's i've come too far. from where i started from. so obvious what he did. nobody told me that the road he used hate -- hate crimes to would be easy. his advantage to make more money. i don't believe he brought me he was already pulling out 65 grand per episode. this far to leave me. >> tucker: imagine talking yes. and that didn't make him happy. like that. first there were those letters, how much would you hate the letter that came to the empireth t set. yourself? biden thought it was great, so i can't wait to see this. he copied it. because it looks like it came sad. out of a murder she wrote, nancy a campaign that should have been euthanized along time ago, but the same press corps that told through with a cut of the words you joe biden was there front under a little man hanging -- runner and ignored his obvious infirmity is enabling him once using hate -- using an again and yet they are doing african-american man with a rope around his neck to conjure up that by playing along as he reframes this entire contest is all those horrible hateful memories and images and use them really something about race. according to the media, to get a raise. that's not going to work. new hampshire's voters, just like the voters in iowa, don't he's going down. >> tucker: he worked in the really matter, they don't count, because of the wrong color. media. robin roberts believed him. they're telling you that. >> i don't know about that, just msnbc anchor craig melvin because she was polite to him, tweeted this, and we are for pete's sake. you know, quoting. images got --
"an accurate headline would read "bernie sanders wins, amy surges [inaudible] i can't ever be accused of being polite to somebody i think is and surprises. black and brown but is start lying. but hey -- i don't care about casting primary bells"." what the media thought. please come and talk about i care about what a jury thinks somebody who doesn't even read and i care about other victims. the news paper. black and brown voters he set ut and voted from the beginning. other victims that now will be plenty of them have voted for tainted because of jussie bernie sanders. he won the votes in iowa, would smollett. yes. mostly certainly win heavily hispanic nevada. >> tucker: nancy grace, great to see you tonight. but why are we even having this conversation? do you really want to live in a >> likewise. country where votes are tallied >> tucker: thank you. by race? they do. kind of a shocking story i had a what do you? virginia tonight, new gun how do you think that ends? it ends badly. control laws designed to punish every single time. so why are they doing this? nonviolent noncriminals. it's pretty obvious why they're doing it. as long as voters are divided by they are voting the wrong way. race, and that's their aim, to our investigation into that next. ♪ bottom line is, divide them, they are less likely to notice that the real debates in this country, and the real problems, or about economics. issues like rising inequality, a detached elite willing to cash out even if it means sending all american jobs to china. for wall street, woke and this is a fantastic and highly effective diversion. goldman sachs will gladly issue
a press release saying they're banning all ipos. they did it last month. they're happy to do it as long as it keeps democrats from raising their taxes. that's all they care about, is the money. that's it. and they're willing to work the country and half, stoke racial conflict. it's not easily healed. if people don't over this stuff quickly. they're doing it so they can get away with looting the country. that's the truth. attempting to assume that the caocess going along with this because then what's happening, butab that's probably not true, they're probably just dumb. they have no idea. these are the same people who thought they better work was tho next bobby kennedy. they don't even know what they're saying. keep that in mind the next time i tell you pete buttigieg is going to be president. okay. richard goodstein is a former advisor toto bill and hillary clinton, thanks so much for coming on. i understand you're upset about bernie sanders. i gett it, i'm not for bernie sanders, but when barack obama was president, i hated it. i didn't think it was a good president but at least i admitted he was president. i didn't pretend he wasn't. i'm seeing democrats synchrony is not the front runner because i wanted to be true, so it can't be.
what you make of that? >> so there are two groups of people that talk about bernie sanders being front runners. one are bernie sanders ntsupporters. two are people who engage in moms love that land o' frost premium sliced meats have no by-products. wishful thinking, hoping that he'll be the front runner and [conference phone] baloney! the eventual nominee because they know what a week general [conference phone] has joined the call. hey baloney here. election candidate will be. i thought this was a no by-products call? land o' frost premium. a slice above. since you declared him a front runner, i don't know which category your end, but i'm just saying, that's it. - do that are degrading?ideo tapes, film reels, or photos, i thought this was a no by-products call? legacybox professionally converts them let me just say, four years to dvds, thumb drive, or the cloud. ago -- >> tucker: i'm a math guy legacybox is simple and safe, actually. that's why is it that. i'm looking at thely numbers. with over half a million satisfied customers. >> four years ago, the precise visit legacybox.com today, and get 40% off. time right after new hampshire, bernie was actually up for delegates, he'srn now down 2 to buddhbuttigieg. he's not the front runner other than in people's imagination. >> tucker: since you mention it, four years ago i was on television, i never for one moment thought the bernie sanders was going to be the nominee. i never thought it was the front runner. i don't care where he was in the process. i'm looking at this layout and
i'm recognizing what's very obvious to anyone who is not emotionally v involved, which is no one can stop bernie. he can't hire some tiny mayor from new york or from south bend even to come in and just like force himself on democratic t lawyers. they agree with bernie, they like bernie and i don't see was going to stop them. who is going to stop them, seriously? >> i think he stopping himself and the evidence is actually the numbers buried he got less than half the vote in iowa last week then he got four years ago. he got way less than half last night in new hampshire that he got four years ago. >> tucker: i hate to interrupt, but sincerely, how many people is he running against four years ago and how many people wasas he running against this time? i refer you back to mathematics. which is like kind of a part of nature, it doesn't change -- right? he had many more opponents this time so of course he got a smaller percentage, no? >> there were 75,000 people that voted for him last time that didn't vote for him this time. he won all but four towns in new hampshire last time. he lost over 90 this time.
so again, all i'm saying, he's not wearing well. call it what you will, so you see who could beat him? the answer is all the dash look, there's a narrative that says the democrats are being overtaken by liberals and progressives and socialists. if the voters say otherwise. the voters of the aggregate are voting more for moderate candidates in iowa, new hampshire, so far, then they i don't use some waxy cover up. offer liberals. i use herpecín l, it penetrates deep to treat. it's simple. >> tucker: you're absolutely it soothes moisturizes right. you're totally right. and creates a spf 30 barrier the problem is, aggregate is not a candidate. to protect against flare ups caused by the sun. [laughs] herpecín l. it's an amalgam of a bunch of it does more for a cold sore. people. it's a bunch of separate candidates. >> and democrats have to line up behind somebody to be dim and if they don't come he the nominee, he will lose, he'll get clobbered. >> tucker: democrats can't eland in line, they don't heal well. richard, great to see you. >> thank you. >> tucker: so after joe biden, the other big loser on tuesday was another ex-front runner, elizabeth warren. she finished born. she had barely half the votes of the third-place finisher, >> tucker: the state of amy klobuchar. virginia has some of th the dash if you have barely half the votes of a middle global track, no offense or amy klobuchar, not democrats are determined to
curtail the constitutional rights of its citizens. good. so officially elizabeth moran's improve the new gun control etpresidential campaign is still legislation, promoted by going. nobody believes really it means governor -- the bill if it anything. in fact we can't say at this point what exactly liz warren is running for. passed the senate would ban the maybe she hopes to get a few delegates, she can exchange for sale of so-called assault weapons, whatever those are. cabinetf job, maybe she wants to it would also ban all gun inmagazines that carry more thaa dozen rounds, which is a lot of sabotage bernie sanders because he's a sexist siphoning votes them. our team went to virginia to from him. or maybeph she just likes investigate what's going on traveling around givingt speec there, here's what they found. speeches, servants runner, flying on private planes, which >> i would classify myself as a she loves to do. gun enthusiast. but one thing for certain, >> meet danny dix, chair of warren is not running for president becausebu she thinks e can become president, because she can't. york county virginia. >> if the governor told you to despite that, in a nonconcession speech last night, this is very confiscate ar-15s, would you do it? telling, warren bragged about >> as it stands right now, no. taking half the bank account of a broke college student to finance or doomed ambitions. >> digs is at the center of a watch this. grassroots backlash against gun >> young woman came up by control measures. being pushed by the governor of herself and she said i'm a broke virginia, ralph northam. >> the governor cannot somewhat do that. i don't work for the governor. . college student with a lot of student loan debt. and she said, i checked, and i have $6 in the bank. charred green growth the lead so i just gave $3 to keep you in solution. >> does that mean that the county is not going to enforce the gun laws?
this fight. >> it means that we are opposed that's what we got to do. with her to stay in his fight with people who are counting on to any unnecessarily regulation and gun laws. it. >> tucker:r: [laughs] >> that's just symbolic then? she's literally begging money >> no, it has -- it is legallyuc from the indigent to continue a binding and enforceable. >> tucker: nearly all of campaign they can't win. it's not really a campaign at virginia's counties have enacted that time, it's a religious movement or a cult or something, to protect gun owners. >> wers don't need more of but really, didn't even happen. who knows? legislation >> the biggest -- warren has been caught lying about so many things we can actually check,s just imagine bloomberg-backed gun groups and south.s owners in the what she says when she c can't e >> do you keep one in the caught. i mean, really. chamber? >> yes, at all times. if it's tempting to say that warren collapsed, that her campaign died because she lies a lot, that's actually not the case. >> tucker: virginia-based warren has been lining for a firearms instructor. long time, shouldn't pretended >> virginia definitely is a to be an american indian testing ground for what can published she launch that before she launched a campaign. happen. >> bloomberg's anti-gun group spent two and half million yet for a while she was the democratic front runner, w so clearly democrats are willingg o dollars in virginia's lastle election cycle alone. forgive fabrications. it paid off. democrats now control virginia no. she destroyed her campaign for for the first time in decades. different for different sink interesting reason. the democrats proposals include a ban on semiautomatic rifles, in place of a message, an actual mandatory background checks, red flag laws and a prohibition message that unites people
around ideas andnd policies, she on magazines that carry more went all in on waukomis, all in than ten rounds. >> most magazines carry more than ten rounds, and that would make me a felon. every public appearance brought >> tucker: a long time virginian opposes new gun out a new facet to her control measures. remarkable wokeness. >> it's my constitutional right. there was her townhome endorsing it's the right to bear arms. race-based reparations. it doesn't say the right to bear >> i believe it's time to start a bb gun. the national full-blown >> tucker: in 2013, the state conversation about reparations. of maryland banned the sale of in this country. magazines that carry more than ten rounds. the law didn't make people >> tucker: so she wrote that safer. since it passed, police started for a while, but then by summer recovering more large magazines that wasn't enough. at the scenes of crimes. reparations, all that. at the state's murder rate rose but warren is nothing if not 40% in three years. creative, so she invented a >> laws only pertain to those who want to abide with them in brand-new kind of racism, a whole new category. watchndd this. the first place. >> tucker: northam and his >> we live in a country and i water carriers in the media call the proposed laws common sense were the president is advancing environmental racism, economic safety measures. sheriff takes disagrees. >> common sense would say the racism, criminal justice racism, most dangerous place in america health care racism. is a gun free zone. i can tell you right now, i >> tucker: it yep. don't abide by gun free zones. warren was pledging to fight >> tucker: perhaps the most epic and factor in helping health care racism. it is not committed by doctors? bloomberg as virginia's rapidly she d never explained. changing demographics. the majority of people now our nurses committing living in the state were
health care racism? who knows. actually born outside it. she was going to eliminate it. that's the last thing she did. >> if you told yourself 20 years ago that virginia was going to but then she kept going. be in this situation today, by early this year warren was promising to let transgender would have believed it? >> i never would have believed it. children pickr, her cabinet changed very fast. >> is the state politics change, the question becomes will members, for real. >> i'm going to have a secretary of education that this young virginians choose to comply? >> would you give up your guns if government told youpl to? trans person interviews on my >> no.o. >> do think a lot of people feel behalf and only if this person the same way? >> i think everybody feels that way. believes that our secretary or >> tucker: we will stay on secretary t of education nominee that story. it means something. is someone who is committed to tonight there's evidence, speaking of stories that are creating a welcoming significant, the coronavirus is environment, a safe environment, spreading through pipes. a remarkable new development and a full educational curriculum for everyone,ti that that may have implications for us here in the u.s., that's next. ♪ i'm finding it hard to stay on top of things person actually advanced to be secretary of education. [cheers and applause] >> tucker: so was that pandering? was that scripted? no. it wasn't. no lobby group told her to say that. you couldn't make that up. she came to that on her own, because you know what? she meantca it. after a while, the wokeness
infected her brain so completely, took over elizabeth warren that she really believed what she was saying and it got crazier and crazier. reparations for gay couples? great idea. gendered on byron e. phone? the backbone of our democracy, she literally said that. eventually it was too much even for liberals. they look at this and said what, what the hell are you talking about? bernie sanders meanwhile was promising universal health care, something actually want, whether it's a good idea or not, it's something that people wanted. warren try to jump on it and said she would magically do it without raising taxes on w the middle class. again, even democrats couldn't buy it after a while. a faster laptop could help. cen warren finally gives up plus, tech support to stay worry free this charade -- i'm running for president -- no you're not, woory free.... boom! please. will you be able to somehow boom! campaign up in three words. get free business day shipping... ...at office depot, officemax and officedepot.com died of wokeness. so iff presidential campaigns were sold in kits like modeler airplanes, pete buttigieg would life.sident for
he's so fake that if you look closely, you willt see glue dripping from his shirtsleeves. naturally the president loves him and left him from the second he started running. >> there he was yesterday, front and center, now third in the polls with a speech that many have said are historic. >> he's inspirational so far that something that voters absolutely want.ha >> he had this appeal for a lot of reasons. he is a veteran, he is openly gay. he's from indiana. >> >> the sky is chicken for my soul. >> tucker: the thing about love is when it's real, it just gets deeper and more intense and sometimes even more passionate. that's a reason to switch to jackson hewitt. ten monthsth later, that's where we are, the press lovesre him. our tax returns come with a free lifetime accuracy guarantee. most of america is wondering if life may change. pete buttigieg actually has a your lifetime accuracy guarantee won't. soul, but late night reporter tax prep guaranteed at jackson hewitt. von hilliard gushed that the boy wonder has the greatest soul of all. >> god bless pete buttigieg. he kind of talks at the level of mister rogers. with that sort of posture and
poise. if you go back and read thef transcript of his speech, it's like he types it out and he has the, and everything perfectly because he speaks in perfect sentences. it's impressive. he's an amazing humanrf being. often time to her -- especially these older voters, who is going well with some of their son, the person they want their son or daughter to be friends with or date. >> tucker: yeah. you can sum him up, he's just an amazing human being. that's journalism. a journalist lives in new york and we're always happy to have them, especially tonight, great to see you. so you heard it. if pete buttigieg is chicken soup for the soul. how do you assess that? >> they certainly got a crush, don't they? nothing he says makes any sense. you listen to him speak and it's like his speeches are doing obama were generated. we are going to imagine near the better future. he has absolutely no leadership skills, he's accomplished nothing in his lifee that
would -- impress an average person, it certainly presses the folks that work in media that he is a rhodes scholar and can speak a couple languages. nothing else. 37-year-old mayor of a crumbling, very, very racially andf economically divided serfdm in indiana and here they are trying to create a celebrity, trying to create a leader where they are absolutely simply without a doubt is not one. and that is undeniable. >> tucker: every speech is an avalanche of banalities. you could suffocate beneath hollow phrases by the millions. just dumped down from mount buttigieg. does this guy have a chance? >> here's what i keep thinking, with biden tanking in the early states -- first of all, look, just had primaries and caucuses the primaries and two of the whitest states in the country. pete did fairly well. it's not snow surprising. he does terrible among black voters. in recent polls with democrats,
black voters, he didn't even register, that means less than 1%, close to 0%. democrats can't win elections without black voters motivated to get out. they really don't like mayor pete, so the next couple >> tucker: here are the new numbers on coronavirus. of primaries will be interesti 242 new deaths from the virus interesting. reported in china and almost i personally sort of see the party gettingng behind him becae 15,000 new cases. if biden is -- the nation's sort those are official numbers by of onto the fact that biden is too incompetent or what have you china's count, which we obviously cannot trust. to be their nominee, if there's now there is evidence of the anyone who looks like you can virus is spreading through absolutely control him, if plumbing pipes. apparently even the tiniest there's anyone who can get crack in a pipe can allow the wall street money, if there's virus to infect new people. anyone who can be bought and two people in hong kong sold and will just play ball, apartment are both infected despite -- this is remarkable -- then it is mayor pete. the man just wants to be famous. living ten floors apart. he just wants to see his name. think about that. >> tucker: one of his top advisors,ju goldman sachs guy. at the moment, the chinese >> exactly. coronavirus remains a global >> tucker: chadwick moore, great to see you tonight, health concern and a serious one. thank you. but there are already signs it >> thank you. >> tucker: both the creepy could become an economic crisis as well. porn and just a small at our facing prison time. more than 50 countries have restricted travel to china to the one and only nancy grace is prevent the spread of the here just ahead. justice does exist. disease. huge swaths the country are shut down.
it's often imperfect and it's what could be the effect of all never been more imperfect than the case of roger stone. of this on the economy around he's facing a grossly unjust the world and here in the prison sentence. united states? maria bartiromo is one person it's likely only the president who would know. can fix it, we will explain she hosts "mornings with maria" on the fox business network. next. ♪ hi! we're glad you came in, what's on your mind? we are happy to have her. are you concerned about the effect of this disease on the global economy? >> oh, yeah. hi, tucker. thanks for having me. i think we certainly will see an impact on the global economy. you just laid it out. when you consider the fact that china is pretty much shut down right now in terms of economic activity, no flights going in and out around wuhan and the surrounding provinces. tons of companies either charting operations or temporarily closing down. that is no economic activity. today, china represents a much bigger portion of the global economy than ever before. so what happens in china will have an impact on the united states. i think from a practical standpoint, you have to look at things like components and parts.
there are parts in cars, parts in our phones, components in various devices that are made in china. so you probably see bottlenecks in terms of the supply chain, and that will impact earnings. we have a very strong economy right now here in united states. i would expect a bit of a slow down later on in the year. >> tucker: i wonder if this will be a wake-up call to american companies that it's in their interest to at least retain the capacity to manufacture key parts here. >> yeah, spot on. that's exactly what is going to happen, in my view. i think that american companies will say, you know what, the uncertainty all of this is causing us to have a plan b. and that is basically with the president tried to do with the usmca as well as the china phase one deal, to send manufacturing back to america so that companies recognize that the safest place in terms of their own manufacturing will be here at home. there are also other issues. there is the trust issue. look, china lied to us. they did not tell us when this
coronavirus actually started. they knew about this back in november of last year. then they sent this huge delegation to the white house to shake everybody's hand to do the china phase one deal, then they sent the largest delegation ever sent to davos. they had this virus beginning. there is that why they waited a long time before anyone could actually go in there, a foreigner, to see how this originated. they still will not allow the cdc, the best institution in terms of disease control in the world, the cdc is not able to get into china on its own to actually better understand where this originated and how severe it is right now. >> tucker: maria bartiromo, ladies and gentlemen. and now also new york, to sean hannity right now. >> sean: tucker, thank you. great show as always. welcome to "hannity." tonight, there is a clear front runner in the extreme radical democratic socialist party, and
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♪ >> tucker: back in november, former trump advisor roger stone was convicted of several charges related to the now officially discredited russiad investiga investigation. prosecutors claimed that stone lied aboutn. communicating with the formerr stand-up comedian called randy critical. a man whose role in the story was so minor that it's already been lost to history. for this offense, prosecutors
say, stone, who was 67 years old and has no criminal record, must spend up to nine years in prison. for perspective on that sentence, the typical rapist in this country spends four years in prison. armed robbers, three years. folks who commit violent assault, less than a year and a half, but roger stone must do nine years until he is 76 years old. for lying. there is some irony here. of so-called criminal justice reform is fashionable in washington right now. an awful lot of sex offenders and drug dealers and other predators, serious creditors, have been released early from prison lately. it's compassionate, they're telling us. and somehow nobody in d.c. believes that compassion ought to extend to roger stone, who was guilty of nonviolent essentially political offenses. just the opposite. the usual moral visors seem gleeful at the thought that stone will die in a cell. cnn has been especially ghoulish on the subject. you remember that prosecutors
tipped off jeff zucker's network last year so they couldld have cameras in place one dozens of federal agents armed with automatic weapons dried roger stone from his home at dawn. talk about state tv. for the last two days, the hyenas on cnn have been driven to hysteria by the thought that the justice department might reduce roger stone's sentence even by a day. >> it is clearly utterly offensive to the rule of law. this is what sets this country apart. this is what a banana republic does. this is what a dictator does. it is outrageous. i hope people are infuriated by this. the reason they're doing it is slimy, sleazy, dirty. >> roger stone is somebody i hold in minimum on the high esteem, so i waso not unhappy o see him get 7-9. >> you didn't think that was too aggressive? >> i thought it was aggressive. >> tucker: wait a second. it wasgg that really john dean
telling you how happy he is that roger stone will die in jail? so cnn's moral arbiter on questions of law and order is literally a convicted felon? it's enough to make your head spin. but at least it's not clear what's actually goingg on. this is a pure political hit. roger stone is facing prison because he is a high profile, trump supporter. it's that simple. if you want proof? here it is. john brennan and james clapper tonight.p at home both have been caught lying under oath on camera about matters of national importance. and yet neither is in jail. neither has been indicted. neither ever will be. the stone case, by contrast, was transparently political from day one. the lead prosecutor, andrew weissmann, is now literally an msnbc contributor. the judge in the case, amy berman jackson is an out-of-control democratic partisan whoho purely out of spe stripped roger stone of his first amendment right and prevented him from making a living. coming on the show, for example,
speaking at all in public. stone and his wife, who is 71 years old and death, have lost r home because of this. they have no insurance, they are out of the burrell potomac bro broke. the d whole thing is shocking ad it's disgusting. it's a's farce that discredits e entire american justice system. the president seems to understand that. "can't allow them to -- he's right on a couple of levels. what's happening to roger stone is totally wrong. it's immoral and we should not allow it in this country. but politically it has significance too.cu stone's prosecution was designed in part to confirm the fantasies the democrats have constructed to explain the outcome of the 2016 election. his conviction helps their case. in other words, if the russia collusion story was a hoax, and of course it most certainly was a hoax, then why is roger stone going to prison for his roleog n it? if roger stone serves even a single day behind bars, the russia life will be validated as
true. stone's and presume it will be evidence in the view of democrats. so at this point there's really only one solution. the president must pardon roger stone or commute his sentence before he goes to jail. democrats will hallow if he does that. well, they are howling anyway, they have a liberty. chuck schumer is now yelping about yet another investigation into roger stone. brush the 2. in 1 entirely constitutional acts the president could save roger stone's life, vindicate himself, and end this nonsense forever. let's hope he does it. we will be watching. tom has been following the roger stone case since day one, he joins us tonight. of course the president of judicial watch. tom, this is the most political prosecution i've ever seen in this country. the more you know about it the more shocking it is. tell us why we should doubt the fairness of these proceedings.
>> advises out of the mueller investigation, which has been a thoroughly compromised not only the pfizer but the political naf the investigators. most of whom were democrats and democrat donors. you also had them investigating trump for almost two years, knowing the underlying issue, russia collusion, was a big scam and a big lie. they knew that from the get-go. and on the stone case, you have at least two of the investigators, two of the prosecutors who "resigned" from the case were mueller operatives who had obviously an interest here. and so what you have,rs prosecutors and the justice department, three of whom by the way who resigned, three of those were democrats, best i can tell. pushing for a sentence that the law doesn't require. they're talking about putting someone in jail for an extra period of time the on what the law would require. it's according to the justice department foster this on filing on tuesday.tu
>> tucker: i don't understand -- wait, hold on. none of these so-called crimes would have been prosecuted if he had been pulled into an investigation that led nowhere. in othern words, he's being put in prison that she's being put in prison as an ancillary victim of an investigation that turned out to be fruitless. that's insane, if you think about it. >> that's presuming that there should have been a charge to begin with. he called this guy, threaten his dog, it was obviously a silly threat, it wasn't a seriousus threat, it wasn't taken seriously by the alleged victim. >> tucker: the whole thing is a lie. >> and his prosecutors go to the court the day mike other day, these mueller guys until the court this is all part of the foreign intervention, which was a big lie. but you know, there is a scandal at the justice department. it has nothing to do with babar. it has everything to do with these prosecutors were acting like their own -- their own little team, independent of the rule of law to target president trump to try to vindicate the mueller scam and
slap at trump after his vindication by acquittal in the impeachment thing. this is all about -- [inaudible] >> tucker: you're right. if they sent him to prison they will use the fact you want to prison as a way to claim the russia investigation was real. this man needs a pardon before he goes to jail, for real. i'm sorry, where totally outside outside. we are up against a break. >> trump should pardon everyone caught up in the mueller scheme. >> tucker: i agree with that but particularly roger stone, thank you. dust of the time, thankfully the justice system does what it's supposed to do. case in point, just a smaller and the creepy porn boy are both learning that they are in trouble. nancy grace joins us to assess after the break. ♪ lawyer.